noun ty·ran·no·sau·rid \-ˈsȯr-əd\

Definition of tyrannosaurid

  1. :  any of a family (Tyrannosauridae) of large bipedal carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous in North America and central and eastern Asia having forelegs reduced in size and including the tyrannosaur

Origin and Etymology of tyrannosaurid

New Latin Tyrannosauridae, from Tyrannosaurus

First Known Use: 1966

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